Thursday, October 28, 2010
Halloween Party Oct 28
Help yourselves... hope you brought an appetite; there's lots to go round. I ordered a couple of jars of leeches from the Slash & Hack Drug Co or you could have some slices of pickled hearts. Over at the corner are some toadstools; I understand the red capped ones are especially good tasting. We could start with some finger food... Is this the first time food ever gave you the finger?
Aren't these great! Edible worms! The recipe is at the bottom in case you want to make some. Oh and I also have a crusty booger balls recipe ...but no photo!
Remember to comment to be entered in the draw for your own hollowed out pumpkin.
Yield: 100 worms
1 (6 ounce) package raspberry gelatin powder or 1 (6 ounce) package grape flavor gelatin
3 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 cups boiling water
100 flexible plastic straws
1 tall slender 4 cup container (same height as extended straws)
3/4 cup whipping cream
12 -15 1/16 drops green food coloring
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
1 In a bowl, combine gelatins.
2 Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 minutes.
3 Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container.
4 Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Pour into container, filling straws.
5 Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.
6 Pull straws from container (if using a carton, tear carton away from straws). Pull straws apart; run hot tap water for about 2 seconds over 3 to 4 straws at a time. Starting at the empty ends, push worms from straws with rolling pin, or use your fingers; lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
7 Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
8 Worms will hold at room temperature up to 2 hours.
Crusty Booger Balls
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
14 ounces flaked coconut
1 (8 ounce) package lime gelatin
1 cup ground, blanched almonds
1 teaspoon almond extract
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
1 In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, coconut, 1/3 cup of the unprepared gelatin, almonds, and almond extract.
2 Mix well with a large mixing spoon or rubber spatula.
3 Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for about an hour or until mixture is firm enough to mold in your hands.
4 Scoop by ½ teaspoonfuls and shape into various-sized booger balls.
5 Place them on a baking sheet, lined with a sheet of waxed paper.
6 Make sure they are all slightly different, just as each and every booger is unique and special.
7 Place a second sheet of waxed paper on your work surface and pour remaining unprepared lime gelatin on the center of the waxed paper.
8 Roll each ball in gelatin to coat well and create a thin outer layer.
9 Then place back on the baking sheet.
10 Return boogers to the refrigerator for and hour before serving, and store any extras in the refrigerator.